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- Mickey Wright , the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85 . She had been hospitalized in Florida the last few weeks after a fall, said her lawyer, Sonia Pawluc.
American Mickey Wright , one of the greatest golfers of all time with 82 titles including 13 majors, dies aged 85 . "We lost a legend, but we may also have lost the best swing in golf history today," said LPGA Tour commissioner Mike Whan.
© ASSOCIATED PRESS File: In this 1967 file photo, the gallery follows Mickey Wright's iron shot from the fairway at the Toronto Golf Club. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85.
She had been hospitalized in Florida the last few weeks after a fall, said her lawyer, Sonia Pawluc.
Ms. Wright joined the LPGA in 1955 and the Hall of Famer’s 82 wins place her second on the all-time list behind Kathy Whitworth, who won 88. The Associated Press in 1999 named Ms. Wright the Female Golfer of the Century and Female Athlete of the Year in 1963 and 1964.
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File: View of LPGA golfer Mickey Wright putting on the green at the Ogden Country Club, in Ogden, Utah, June, 1962.
Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher who threw a perfect game and later forged a second career as a fervently conservative and often cantankerous Republican representative and senator from Kentucky He was 85 . His death was confirmed by his son David, a Federal District Court judge in Kentucky.
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A Golf Magazine poll of experts in 2009 called her the best female golfer ever, and men’s champions Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson said Ms. Wright had the best swing they ever saw.
Mary Kathryn Wright was born in San Diego on Feb. 14, 1935. She started playing golf seriously at age 11 and in 1952, at 17, won the USGA Girls’ Junior Championship. In 1954, she won the World Amateur.
She studied psychology for a year at Stanford before dropping out in 1955 to pursue a professional golf career.
“I've earned my own version of a master’s degree in psychology in study and experience, trial and error, on golf courses throughout the United States. For psychology . . . is as integral a part of good golf as an efficient swing,” she said, according to the World Golf Hall of Fame. She was inducted in 1976.
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© ASSOCIATED PRESS File: In this July 1, 1961 file photo, Mickey Wright poses after winning her third Women's National Open golf championship, at the Baltusrol Golf Club at Springfield, N.J. Hall of Fame golfer Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, of a heart attack, her attorney said.
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Her first tournament win came in 1956 in Jacksonville, Fla., and by 1961 she was dominating the tour, winning at least 10 tournaments annually from 1961 to 1964. Among her major wins were four US Opens and four LPGA Championships.
Ms. Wright retired from the tour in 1969 because of foot issues and burnout: She was the biggest draw on the LPGA Tour and played constantly to help it thrive.
“The pressure was so great,” Whitworth said about her friend and rival, according to the Hall of Fame. “Sponsors threatened to cancel their tournaments if she didn’t play. And, knowing that if they canceled, the rest of us wouldn’t be able to play, Mickey would always play.”
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Pat Bradley (born March 24, 1951) is an American professional golfer . She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1974 and won 31 tour events, including six major championships.
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Caroline Flack (Nov. 9, 1979 – Feb. 15, 2020)
The British actress and former host of the reality TV show "Love Island," has died aged 40, her family confirmed. In a statement, the family said: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February. We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us."
Lynn Cohen (Aug. 10, 1933 – Feb. 14, 2020)
Cohen, best known for her role in HBO's "Sex and the City" as the housekeeper and nanny Magda, died in New York City, New York, U.S., according to her manager Josh Pultz. She was 86. The actress had also worked in Steven Spielberg's "Munich" (2005), "Eagle Eye" (2008), "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (2013), "The Cobbler" (2014) and even appeared in the TV show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (2018).
Paula Kelly (Oct. 21, 1943 – Feb. 8, 2020)
The actress, singer and dancer, who earned Emmy nominations for her work on “Night Court” (1984-92) and “The Women of Brewster Place” (1989), died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Whittier, California, U.S. She was 77. Some of her other notable work includes “Sweet Charity” (1969), “The Andromeda Strain” (1971), “Cool Breeze” (1972), “The Spook Who Sat by the Door” (1973), “Soylent Green” (1973) and “Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling” (1986).
Brian Cowen hopes to walk again following 'slow progress' after 'bad bleed on the brain'
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Robert Conrad (March 1, 1935 – Feb. 8, 2020)
The actor, who was best known for the television show “The Wild Wild West” (1965-69), died of a heart failure in Malibu, California, U.S., a few weeks shy of his 85th birthday, Conard’s family spokesperson Jeff Ballard confirmed. “He lived a wonderfully long life and while the family is saddened by his passing, he will live forever in their hearts,” Ballard told People magazine. Apart from his career in television, Conrad also appeared in movies such as “Murph the Surf” (1975), “Samurai Cowboy” (1994) and “Dead Above Ground” (2002).
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Orson Bean (July 22, 1928 – Feb. 7, 2020)
The actor-comedian was killed after being hit by a car while crossing a street in Los Angeles, California, U.S., confirmed the Los Angeles County coroner's office. He was 91. He was best known for his roles in the movies "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959) and "Being John Malkovich" (1999) and in TV shows such as "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993-98). He also served as a panelist on the TV show "To Tell the Truth" (1990-91).
Raphael Coleman (Sept. 30, 1994 – Feb. 6, 2020)
Coleman, who starred in the 2005 film “Nanny McPhee” (pictured) alongside Emma Thompson and Colin Firth, died after collapsing during a run, Variety reported. He was 25. His mother shared the news on Twitter and wrote: “Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox. He died doing what he loved, working for the noblest cause of all. His family could not be prouder. Let’s celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy.” He also featured in the movies “It’s Alive” and “The Fourth Kind” – both released in 2009. Coleman studied zoology at university before turning to activism and joining the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion to support wildlife conservation.
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Kirk Douglas (Dec. 9, 1916 – Feb. 5, 2020)
Known for his iconic movie roles and charismatic persona, legendary actor Kirk Douglas was in the spotlight since the 1940s. Born Issur Danielovitch in New York to immigrant parents, Douglas began acting as a young man and focused on it after a medical discharge from service in World War II. He specialized in tough-guy roles and was a major box-office star throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Some of his best-known films were "Champion," "The Bad and the Beautiful," "Lust for Life," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" and "Spartacus." Douglas is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anne, and his sons Michael, Joel, and Peter. In a statement son Michael said, "Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet."
Daniel arap Moi (Sept. 2, 1924 – Feb. 4, 2020)
The former Kenyan president died aged 95. The news of his death was announced by Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's current president. “Our nation and our continent were immensely blessed by the dedication and service of the Late Mzee Moi; who spent almost his entire adult life serving Kenya and Africa,” Kenyatta said in a statement. Moi was the second and longest-serving president of Kenya. He was in office for 24 years, serving from 1978 to 2002. He led the country during the struggle of independence and economic turmoil.
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George Steiner (April 23, 1929 – Feb. 3, 2020)
The literary critic, essayist and Holocaust survivor died at the age of 90 in Cambridge, England. “The Death of Tragedy” (1961), “After Babel” (1975) and “The Poetry of Thought” (2011) are some of his notable works. Steiner served as senior book reviewer for the New Yorker from 1966 to 1997. He also contributed to the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian, among other publications. His honors include the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government, membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Truman Capote Award for lifetime achievement in literary criticism.
Willie Wood (Dec. 23, 1936 – Feb. 3, 2020)
The Green Bay Packers player died of natural causes at the age of 83 in Washington, D.C., U.S. Wood suffered from advanced dementia for more than a decade. He won first or second-team All-National Football League (NFL) honors nine times from 1962 to 1970 season. Wood also participated in Pro Bowl eight times and played in six NFL championship games, of which Packers won all except the one in 1960.
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Mary Higgins Clark (Dec. 24, 1927 – Jan. 31, 2020)
The author, known as the "Queen of Suspense," died at the age of 92 in Naples, Florida, U.S. Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, confirmed her death in a tweet and wrote: "She passed away peacefully this evening at the age of 92 surrounded by family and friends." Some of Clark's notable works include "Where Are the Children" (1975), "A Stranger Is Watching" (1977), "Loves Music, Loves to Dance" (1991) and "You Don't Own Me" (2018). Some of her books have also been adapted into television films. "Nobody ever bonded more completely with her readers than Mary did. She understood them as if they were members of her own family," her longtime editor Michael Korda said in a statement.
John Andretti (March 12, 1963 – Jan. 30, 2020)
The NASCAR racer died at the age of 56 after battling with cancer since 2017. Andretti Autosport, an auto racing team owned by Andretti’s cousin, confirmed the news. The statement read, “It [is] with the heaviest of hearts we share that John Andretti has today lost his battle with cancer. John was a loving husband and father, a devoted son and a trusted cousin. He was a philanthropist, an advocate for the sport, a dedicated teammate, a driven competitor and most importantly a dear friend.” He won two NASCAR Cup Series, in 1997 and 1999, and was also the first driver to attempt the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 doubleheader in 1994.
Man (40s) dies after crash involving car and truck in Sligo
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Marj Dusay (Feb. 20, 1936 – Jan. 28, 2020)
The soap opera actress, who was known for sitcoms such as "Days of Our Lives" (1992-93), "All My Children" (1998-2002) and "Guiding Light" (1987-2009), passed away at the age of 83. The news of her death was confirmed by her stepdaughter, Elizabeth Perine, in a Facebook post. "I’m so very sad to have to tell you that my stepmother Marj passed away peacefully yesterday morning in her sleep," Perine wrote. Dusay was also known for her appearance in the TV show "Star Trek: The Original Series" (1968), where she played an alien who stole Spock's brain.
Kobe Bryant (Aug. 23, 1978 – Jan. 26, 2020)
The basketball legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, U.S. He was 41. The National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar played his entire 20-year career with the L.A. Lakers, where he distinguished himself as an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2008. He also led the NBA in scoring during two seasons. Bryant married wife Vanessa in 2001 and together the two had four daughters, born between 2003 and 2019. In 2018, Bryant won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for his film "Dear Basketball."
John Karlen (May 28, 1933 – Jan. 22, 2020)
The American actor died of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Burbank, California, U.S. He was 86. Karlen is known for his roles on “Dark Shadows" (1967-71) and "Cagney & Lacey" (1982-88, for which he won an Emmy). Some of his other works include "Murder, She Wrote" (1989-95) and "Quincy M.E." (1979-81).
Terry Jones (Feb. 1, 1942 – Jan. 21, 2020)
The comedian, actor, writer and former "Monty Python" star died aged 77 following a long battle with dementia. According to a statement released by his family, Jones passed away "with his wife Anna Soderstrom by his side after a long, extremely brave but always good humoured battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD... his work with Monty Python, his books, films, television programmes, poems and other work will live on forever, a fitting legacy to a true polymath."
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David Olney (March 23, 1948 – Jan. 18, 2020)
The singer-songwriter died of an apparent heart attack while performing at a music festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, U.S., according to a statement on his official website. He was 71. Singer Amy Rigby, who was performing alongside Onley, wrote on Facebook, “Olney was in the middle of his third song when he stopped, apologized, and shut his eyes.” Besides writing songs that were recorded by Del McCoury, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Steve Young, among others, Olney also delivered studio albums like “Omar’s Blues” (2000), “Migration” (2005) and “When the Deal Goes Down” (2014).
Khagendra Thapa Magar (Oct. 14, 1992 – Jan. 17, 2020)
Magar, the world’s shortest man who could walk, died aged 27 in Pokhara, Nepal. He had been suffering from pneumonia, his brother told AFP. The Guinness World Records (GWR) recognized Magar, who measured two-foot 2.41-inches (67.08 centimeters), as the world’s shortest living mobile man in 2010. The popularity turned him into a star in his country and he was made an official face of Nepal’s tourism campaign. Expressing grief at his passing, Craig Glenday, GWR editor-in-chief, said that Magar “didn't let his small size stop him from getting the most out of life."
Derek Fowlds (Sept. 2, 1937 – Jan. 17, 2020)
The British actor died at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, England, at the age of 82. The actor was “suffering from pneumonia that led to heart failure caused by sepsis,” his family said in a statement issued to the media. Fowlds was best known for playing the inimitable Bernard Wooley in the TV show “Yes Minister” (1980-84) and its sequel “Yes, Prime Minister” (1986-88). Besides the iconic role, Fowlds also had memorable appearances in shows such as “Heartbeat” (1992-2009), “The Basil Brush Show” (1969-73) and “Firm Friends” (1992-94).
Rocky Johnson (Aug. 24, 1944 – Jan. 15, 2020)
The WWE Hall of Fame wrestler and father of actor Dwayne Johnson died at the age of 75. Johnson was born as Wayde Douglas Bowles and was also known as the “Soul Man.” “WWE extends its condolences to Johnson’s family, friends and fans,” the organization said.
Norma Michaels (1925 – Jan. 11, 2020)
The character actress with a career spanning six decades died at the age of 95 at her home in Palm Springs, California, U.S, according to a statement made by a spokesperson. She was best known for her role as Josephine on TV series “King of Queens” (2004-06). She also appeared in TV series and films such as “Everybody Loves Raymond” (2004), “Wedding Crashers” (2005), “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” (2008), “Modern Family” (2010) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2016).
Stan Kirsch (July 15. 1968 – Jan. 11, 2020)
Best known for playing Richie Ryan in the TV series "Highlander" (1992-98), Kirsch died at his home in Los Angeles, California, U.S. According to the coroner’s office of the Los Angeles County, he committed suicide. Confirming the news of his death via Facebook, the actor’s wife, Kristyn Green, thanked everyone for their "love and support." Among Kirsch’s other notable television appearances are "Friends" (1995), “JAG” (1996-2001) and “Invincible” (2008). In 2008, he founded the Stan Kirsch Studios, an acting school in Los Angeles, with his wife.
Roger Scruton (Feb. 27, 1944 – Jan. 12, 2020)
The conservative philosopher and writer died at the age of 75 after battling with cancer for six months. Scruton authored over 50 books on morals, politics, architecture and aesthetics, and was also a government adviser. His website released a statement which said he "died peacefully." It also said, "His family are hugely proud of him and of all his achievements."
Qaboos bin Said Al Said (Nov. 18, 1940 – Jan. 10, 2020 )
The Sultan of Oman, who was Arab world's longest-serving monarch, died at the age of 79. Th Oman News Agency said, "With great sorrow and deep sadness... the royal court mourns His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who passed away on Friday." The cause of death is unknown but it is reported that he was undergoing medical treatment in Belgium for cancer. He was known for holding quiet talks between global foes and is credited for transforming Oman from an isolated nation to a developed one.
Edd Byrnes (July 30, 1933 – Jan. 8, 2020)
Byrnes, best known for his role as Vince Fontaine in “Grease” (1978), died at his home in Santa Monica, California, U.S. He was 87. His son Logan Byrnes confirmed the news on Twitter and wrote: “It is with profound sadness and grief that I share with you the passing of my father Edd Byrnes. He was an amazing man and one of my best friends.” Some of Byrnes’ other notable works include “Johnny Trouble” (1957), “Darby’s Rangers” (1958) and “77 Sunset Strip” (1958-63).
Neil Peart (Sept. 12, 1952 - Jan. 7, 2020)
The 67-years-old Rush drummer and lyricist died in Santa Monica, California, U.S. The news of his death was shared on Rush’s Twitter page by his band mates. The post read, "It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma)."
Silvio Horta (Aug. 14, 1974 – Jan. 7, 2020)
The “Ugly Betty” (2006-10) creator and executive producer died in a motel room, in Miami, Florida, U.S., aged 45. The news of his death was confirmed by a representative. He got his big break in Hollywood in 1998, when he wrote the screenplay for the Jared Leto starrer “Urban Legend.”
Elizabeth Wurtzel (July 31, 1967 – Jan. 7, 2020)
The author of the 1994 memoir “Prozac Nation,” that highlighted her struggles with addiction and depression, died of cancer at the age of 52. The news was confirmed by her husband, Jim Freed. Her memoir was made into a movie with the same name in 2001 featuring Christina Ricci. Wurtzal also wrote about her being diagnosed with cancer and having a double mastectomy for a newspaper piece in 2015.
Harry Hains (Dec. 4, 1992 – Jan. 6, 2020)
The actor-model, who starred in “American Horror Story: Hotel” (2015-16) and “The OA” (2016), died at the age of 27, his mother, actress Jane Balder confirmed on Instagram. “He was 27 and had the world at his feet. But sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction. A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time .. I will miss you Harry every day of my life,” Balder wrote. Hains also performed music under the name ANTIBOY.
Her last tournament victory came four years after leaving the tour, the 1973 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle. That was before that tournament was considered a major.
Ms. Wright moved to Stuart, Fla., in 1974, where she lived the rest of her life. She survived breast cancer in 2007.
The Stuart News in 2012 said Ms. Wright spent most days gardening, fishing, and playing the stock market and crossword puzzles. For golf, she hit wedges off a practice mat on her patio onto the 14th fairway of an adjoining club.
When she donated 200 items to the United States Golf Association in 2012, she said she hated giving up that mat. The course ranger gave her a new one.
Man (40s) dies after crash involving car and truck in Sligo .
The crash occurred this afternoon on the N4.The crash involving a car and a truck occurred at around 12pm today on the N4 road between Castlebaldwin and Collooney, Co Sligo.